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Top 10 Lists - Listverse

Top 10 lists. Listverse is dedicated to top 10 lists of trivia from a variety of categories - the most popular of which are top ten lists of bizarre and human oddities.



10 Ruins That Unexpectedly Delivered Exciting Discoveries  

Recently, ruins from all over the world have revealed fascinating abilities, artifacts, and unknown social behavior. Typically, we expect the most exciting headlines to come from new areas of excavation. Not this time. Many of the best finds—the history changers and mystery makers—came from places that have been excavated for years. Pyramids bearing palaces, identical […] The post 10 Ruins That Unexpectedly Delivered Exciting Discoveries appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-19 08:00:00



10 Crazy Ways People Tried Getting Back At Their Ex  

Breakups and divorces can be very painful, and not everybody will get over them easily. Pain lingers, awkwardness ensues, and wounds get reopened, but in the end, most people can move on. Some, however, never get over it and will use any means at getting back at their ex. While some of the revenge plots […] The post 10 Crazy Ways People Tried Getting Back At Their Ex appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-19 08:00:00



10 Reasons Advanced Ancient Civilizations Might Have Actually Existed  

Many researchers, mainstream and otherwise, believe that we are not the first advanced civilization to have existed on Earth. Furthermore, they postulate that in prehistory, unrecorded history, one or more advanced civilizations just might have existed, thrived, declined, and perished before us. While this is an outlandish notion for most people, when broken down, it […] The post 10 Reasons Advanced Ancient Civilizations Might Have Actually Existed appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-19 08:00:00



10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (11/18/18)  

If anything happened in the news over the last seven days that could put a smile on your face, you are likely to find it on this list. For the weirder stuff that is likely to bemuse or astound you, check the offbeat list right here. We talk about a few exciting discoveries this week, […] The post 10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (11/18/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-18 08:00:00



10 Evil Winter-Dwelling Beasts From Folklore  

With thoughts of sugarplums dancing in your head, you may not be worried about what goes bump in the night during these long winter months. However, Santa Claus and Jack Frost aren't the only characters that come with the cold, dark winter. Throughout history, several mythical creatures and monsters have scared generations of people who […] The post 10 Evil Winter-Dwelling Beasts From Folklore appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-18 08:00:00



10 Seriously Underwhelming Miracles  

“Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy.” So Ambrose Bierce defined prayer in his Devil's Dictionary. The astounding thing is that some people believe God does indeed suspend the laws of the universe sometimes. You would think, then, that all miracles would […] The post 10 Seriously Underwhelming Miracles appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-18 08:00:00



10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (11/17/18)  

With another week in the history books, it’s time to sit back and review some of the stories that made the news over the last few days. Click here if you want to learn all about the major headlines; otherwise read on for unexpected and outlandish stories. We investigate a few visitors from space which […] The post 10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (11/17/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-17 08:00:00



10 Weird Things That Could Exist In Space  

It is unlikely that we will ever completely explore space. Most of the time, we just have to guess at what's out there. At other times, we could just check our laws of physics and think of possible space bodies, cosmic events, and scenarios that could happen. Speaking of space bodies that could exist, scientists […] The post 10 Weird Things That Could Exist In Space appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-17 08:00:00



10 People Who Died From Taking Selfies In Recent Times  

Selfies, defined as a self-portrait photograph typically taken with a smartphone in one's hand or with the help of a selfie stick, are one of the most popular trends to make an appearance on social media in recent years. These kind of pictures are usually taken to boast about an event or an achievement or […] The post 10 People Who Died From Taking Selfies In Recent Times appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-17 08:00:00



10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (11/16/18)  

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we've decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant, unusual, or just plain old mind-blowing stories each week. After last week's mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California was once again back in the news with another tragedy, this time […] The post 10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (11/16/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-16 08:00:00



10 Rare Finds Proving The Ocean Is A Weird Place  

Deep under the waves, the ocean is not just a dark place. The underwater landscapes hold ancient events, mysterious animal behavior, and vast gardens of glass and octopuses. Each contributes new facts and riddles to this incredible aquatic world. However, the ocean also has a scary side—from wrecking the weather on land to blowing giant […] The post 10 Rare Finds Proving The Ocean Is A Weird Place appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-16 08:00:00



10 Surprisingly Gruesome Deaths In The Ancient World  

In the ancient world, the possibility of a violent, premature death was always around the corner. Certainly, it could happen to the ordinary people who died in the millions from famine, disease, or war. But it was also a frequent visitor to the rich and powerful who were often bumped off by their enemies, their […] The post 10 Surprisingly Gruesome Deaths In The Ancient World appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-16 08:00:00



10 Absolutely Strange Ways Brutal Murderers Got Caught  

From fingerprints to forensic science to good old-fashioned intuition, there have been many ways to catch murderers. Archaeological sites show that murder has been with us since the very beginning of human history. Some murders have taken decades to solve, but thanks to modern technologies like DNA testing and the genius of sometimes creative detectives, […] The post 10 Absolutely Strange Ways Brutal Murderers Got Caught appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-15 08:00:00



10 Crazy Facts No One Ever Told You About The First Moon Landing  

Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight to land a man on the Moon. The crew included Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, who became the first men to walk on the Moon. These are everyday facts. However, there are crazier facts that no one ever told us about Apollo 11. Like the bureaucratic red tape […] The post 10 Crazy Facts No One Ever Told You About The First Moon Landing appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-15 08:00:00



10 Disney Characters With Controversial Histories  

We think of Disney as this idealized, perfect family company. They are clean and polished and keep anything bad out of their films. They’re the ideal of family entertainment. Or are they? Disney may have this politically correct, perfect reputation, but if you look back at their history, there are some really shocking things you […] The post 10 Disney Characters With Controversial Histories appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-15 08:00:00



10 Twisted Facts About Ariel Castro, The Monster Of Cleveland  

The static backdrop of life in a civilized society is one of peace and harmony as well as a reasonable expectation of security. Then that rare occasion takes place when something or someone threatens to jeopardize our safety. It could be something as small as feeling like we’re being followed or being startled by someone […] The post 10 Twisted Facts About Ariel Castro, The Monster Of Cleveland appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-14 08:00:00



10 Worldwide Insect Delicacies  

Expanding one's palate has been a fad which has never aged. Chefs are always looking for new ways to spice up old dishes, as well as various techniques to utilize in making something that seems bland-tasting sublime. Meat is often a staple, and it’s a good source of protein. However, for some countries, meat isn't […] The post 10 Worldwide Insect Delicacies appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-14 08:00:00



10 Unusual Statues Of Jesus Christ  

Regular statues of Jesus depict a white, bearded man with his arms stretched upward, to the side, or in front of him. Occasionally, such a sculpture will show a beautiful baby carried by the Virgin Mary. Although the majority of the statues of Jesus look like these, there are exceptions. Some are so weird that […] The post 10 Unusual Statues Of Jesus Christ appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-14 08:00:00



10 Ways People Took Black Friday Too Far  

Black Friday is well-known around the world as the one day which promises deals unavailable any other time of the year. Stores have begun to open earlier and earlier, some now even opening on Thanksgiving itself rather than having their customers wait until the day after for their doorbuster sales. With only a limited amount […] The post 10 Ways People Took Black Friday Too Far appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-13 08:00:00



Top 10 Remarkable Finds Involving Old Ships And Explorers  

The haunting remains of sunken ships make for more than just a gripping view. Each arrives like a time capsule, bringing bits of history and a fair share of mysteries. In recent times, researchers have found fascinating alternative stories attached to known explorers, unique ships, and unexpected technical knowledge used by seafarers. Divers also continue […] The post Top 10 Remarkable Finds Involving Old Ships And Explorers appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-13 08:00:00



10 Assassinations That Went Horribly Wrong  

History has a long list of successful assassinations and an even longer list of failed ones. Sometimes, the hit man botches the job. One such “professional” was killed by his own target. Another group refused to go through with their plot and even gave their intended victim evidence to use against the man who contracted […] The post 10 Assassinations That Went Horribly Wrong appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-13 08:00:00



10 Times Wild Animals Saved Humans  

We’ve heard of pets saving their owners, but what about wild animals saving total strangers? Wild dolphins, porpoises, and deer have saved humans. As have lions, bears, and whales. However, not all of the animals on this list saved humans on purpose. Some only became unwitting heroes, while the motivations of others remain in doubt. […] The post 10 Times Wild Animals Saved Humans appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-12 08:00:00



10 Of The Most Unusual Dead Body Discoveries And Their Stories  

Have you ever found a dead body? If not, could you imagine what it would be like if you did? You’re going on about your day like usual, but suddenly, you stumble upon a dead person—the body of someone who once was but is no longer, the outer shell of what used to be a […] The post 10 Of The Most Unusual Dead Body Discoveries And Their Stories appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-12 08:00:00



10 Traditions That Are Way Newer Than We Think They Are  

We all have traditions, many of which we share collectively as a society. They tie us together from year to year. As we think of many of them as going back generations, we use them to connect us with our heritage. But seemingly long-held traditions often got their start much more recently than you would […] The post 10 Traditions That Are Way Newer Than We Think They Are appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-12 08:00:00



10 Curious Cases Of Malfunction In Recent Times  

When it comes to most things in life, anything and everything can go wrong at any given time. Sometimes, it can be something minor, a case where you'll panic about it now and laugh about it tomorrow. At other times, it can be devastating, leaving severe injuries or even causing the deaths of hundreds of […] The post 10 Curious Cases Of Malfunction In Recent Times appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-11 08:00:00



10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (11/11/18)  

Not enough news stories focus on the positive aspects of the world. This list aims to rectify that by looking at some notable events which were uplifting, amusing, or inspiring. If you want more, you can also check out the offbeat list which focuses on the peculiar goings-on of the world. We have a lot […] The post 10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (11/11/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-11 08:00:00



10 Ways Humans Would Look If We Had Evolved Differently  

For billions of years, life on Earth has undergone drastic changes to adapt to the dynamic environment of our planet. Through natural selection, the best-adapted organisms proliferate and transmit their most prominent characteristics to their descendants. In this way, humans evolved over time to become the dominant species of this world. But what if the […] The post 10 Ways Humans Would Look If We Had Evolved Differently appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-11 08:00:00



10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (11/10/18)  

If you’ve been too busy this week to stay up-to-date with all the latest stories, Listverse has got you covered. Over here, you can find a rundown of all the serious, important stuff that’s happening in the world. And if you read on, you can learn about the more bizarre and unique stories that took […] The post 10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (11/10/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-10 08:00:00



10 Surprising Facts About Vegetarians  

Most people define vegetarians as people who do not eat meat even though this is not necessarily true. Some of them do consume meat, and even the most hard-core vegetarian might not hesitate to eat meat when he is drunk. But that is not the only surprising fact that we have about vegetarians. For example, […] The post 10 Surprising Facts About Vegetarians appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-10 08:00:00



10 Gruesome Ways People Took Revenge Against Rapists  

Rape has serious consequences. The victim will face the trauma and any physical injuries sustained in the act, as well as possibly stigmatization and blame for what happened. The rapist will face the punishment that would be imposed by the law . . . if he is caught and convicted. In some instances, however, rapists have more to fear […] The post 10 Gruesome Ways People Took Revenge Against Rapists appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-10 08:00:00



10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (11/9/18)  

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we've decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant, unusual, or just plain old mind-blowing stories each week. After three or four weeks of mostly avoiding US politics, welcome to this column's Midterms Blowout Bonanza. As you'll already know […] The post 10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (11/9/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-09 08:00:00



10 Facts About Santa Muerte, Our Lady Of Holy Death  

It is believed that there are anywhere between 2,000 and 10,000 saints in the world. (According to the Catholic Church, a "saint" is anyone who is in Heaven.) But of these saints, only some are remembered and celebrated, while others have fallen by the wayside along the course of history. Santa Muerte, or the Saint […] The post 10 Facts About Santa Muerte, Our Lady Of Holy Death appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-09 08:00:00



Top 10 Genetic Discoveries Seen For The First Time  

As cutting-edge technology explores the world of DNA, it is becoming clear that genes are not just for hereditary traits. They react and change to outside stimulation, and emotional trauma scars them. Stolen genes can even hurry along evolution. In recent times, first-of-their-kind studies have unearthed bad news for education and pets as well as […] The post Top 10 Genetic Discoveries Seen For The First Time appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-09 08:00:00



10 Extreme Cosmic Environments That Push Physical Limits  

The universe is full of tantalizingly strange places and things. But some of them are so extraordinary that they push the limits of everything that we thought possible. From plasma waves that dance to tiny stars that put the Sun to shame with surprising power and real-life “water worlds” infinitely more extreme than anything dreamed […] The post 10 Extreme Cosmic Environments That Push Physical Limits appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-08 08:00:00



10 Unearthed Ship Burials Of The Germanic World  

Ship burial is an ancient Germanic ritual which is most popularly known as the burial method for Vikings of particularly high status. However, almost all Germanic cultures performed this ritual, which often involved the construction of a ship to serve as a tomb for a body. Sometimes, the body was simply interred in the ship. […] The post 10 Unearthed Ship Burials Of The Germanic World appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-08 08:00:00



10 Ordinary Real-Life Heroes Who Saved Lives  

Modern society worships superheroes in literature, television, and blockbuster movies. We get a kick out of seeing good triumph over evil. We relish the idea of a savior protecting the innocent. But the moral frameworks of these characters are as fictional as the superpowers they are imbued with. Sometimes we forget, however, that true heroes […] The post 10 Ordinary Real-Life Heroes Who Saved Lives appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-08 08:00:00



10 Disease Theories That Were Spectacularly Wrong  

It was John Dewey who once said, "Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination." It is this "audacity of imagination" that led to the Moon landing, yielded antibiotics to combat deadly diseases, and put a computer in every home. Modern medicine has advanced considerably in recent times, and our […] The post 10 Disease Theories That Were Spectacularly Wrong appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-07 08:00:00



10 Twisted Facts About Fetus In Fetu From Science  

Throughout the entire history of life, birth abnormalities have always occurred. Occasionally, these defects border on the strange, bizarre, unusual, and grotesque. Such is the case with fetus in fetu, a rare condition wherein one twin in a set of twins is found in the body of the other.[1] Some have referred to this condition […] The post 10 Twisted Facts About Fetus In Fetu From Science appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-07 08:00:00



10 Families Who Lived A Real ‘Haunting Of Hill House’  

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson tells the story of several people in one of the most haunted houses in the country. The novel has recently been reworked as a hit series on Netflix; reports of viewers passing out with fear from watching the show have circulated. The horror Jackson’s characters witnessed is […] The post 10 Families Who Lived A Real ‘Haunting Of Hill House’ appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-07 08:00:00



10 Bizarre Shark Species  

Most people can name at least a few shark species, such as the famous great white, tiger sharks, and perhaps the biggest fish in the ocean—whale sharks. However, that is only the tip of the iceberg. Sharks come in many different shapes and sizes, with roughly 440 species in the world today. And that number […] The post 10 Bizarre Shark Species appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-06 08:00:00



10 UFO Encounters That You’ve Never Heard About  

Are we alone in the universe? This is a question that has been asked for quite a long time. Many believe that there is other intelligent life in the universe and that these aliens have visited us, but this claim has proven to be one of the most controversial to present and defend. Many individuals […] The post 10 UFO Encounters That You’ve Never Heard About appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-06 08:00:00



10 Unusual Art And Writing Discoveries From The Ancient World  

Once something is gone, it is gone. Past cultures, cities, and individuals included. So researchers often turn to art and inscriptions to learn more about ancient lives. In particular, unusual cases can change the “facts” and even throw light on difficult questions. The most noteworthy discoveries are often accidental, and then the results can be […] The post 10 Unusual Art And Writing Discoveries From The Ancient World appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-06 08:00:00



Top 10 Things The US Took From Britain  

The United States of America is a nation founded on independence. Signed on July 4, 1776, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the Declaration of Independence served as the colonies' dissolution from English rule. It was also a catalyst for the contemporary value of freedom in America that everyone loves to celebrate with fireworks and barbecues […] The post Top 10 Things The US Took From Britain appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-05 08:01:00



10 Astonishing Feats Of Modern Technology  

Technology has developed so fast in recent years that we can't imagine our lives without it. Now, thanks to some innovative and creative minds, the tech industry has the potential to change the course of our future. Whether it'll revolutionize how we do things or how we treat certain diseases, technology is set to change […] The post 10 Astonishing Feats Of Modern Technology appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-05 08:00:00



10 Sinister Facts About Pablo Escobar That Everyone Forgets  

Pablo Escobar—the Cocaine Kingpin, the Godfather, the Tsar of Cocaine. There are many names associated with his legacy, but there are also many contradictions. A pillar of the Colombian community, he had sympathy for those he felt had been let down by the government. Yet the truth, as detailed by family members and those who […] The post 10 Sinister Facts About Pablo Escobar That Everyone Forgets appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-05 08:00:00



10 Modern Witch Hunts You Won’t Believe Happened Recently  

In the United States and other Western nations, children are often taught about the Salem witch trials that saw 19 men and women killed for practicing witchcraft. These trials fell out of favor as society developed, but that's not the case in other parts of the world. Across much of sub-Saharan Africa and other places, […] The post 10 Modern Witch Hunts You Won’t Believe Happened Recently appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-04 07:00:00



10 Interesting Stories Of Conjoined Twins  

Conjoined twins are two babies whose bodies are born fused together. Although they can be joined in various ways, there are two distinct categories: symmetrical and asymmetrical conjoined twins. The two groups have radically different outcomes. Symmetrical conjoined twins generally have all the body parts and organs needed to live as two complete individuals if […] The post 10 Interesting Stories Of Conjoined Twins appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-04 07:00:00



10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (11/4/18)  

There is a lot of doom and gloom in the news. It can get anyone down, but this list serves as the perfect counterpoint. Only stories that inspire, uplift, or amuse can be found here. Alternatively, we can also bewilder, bemuse, and befog you with our offbeat list. If daring rescues are your thing, then […] The post 10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (11/4/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-04 07:00:00



10 Craziest Facts About The Life And Death Of Whitey Bulger  

James “Whitey” Bulger’s life began in Boston and ended when he was brutally beaten to death behind bars just one day after a prison transfer. Whitey Bulger went from a petty street punk to a feared crime boss. Even as a senior citizen, he managed to outwit law enforcement, living as a fugitive for well […] The post 10 Craziest Facts About The Life And Death Of Whitey Bulger appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-03 07:00:00



10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (11/3/18)  

If you struggle to keep up with all the latest happenings, we’ve got you covered. Here at Listverse, we look at all the notable stories from the past week. Click here to learn about the important, serious news, or read on for tales of twisted truths and freaky facts. This week’s list is a globetrotting […] The post 10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (11/3/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-03 07:00:00



10 Times Inmates Got Prison Guards Pregnant And Vice Versa  

Common logic dictates that prison guards should not have sex with inmates. But it seems like not everybody agrees with common logic. Some guards have no qualms about having sex with prisoners and vice versa. Pregnancies have even resulted. Based on the accounts detailed blow, female guards seem to be more likely to get pregnant […] The post 10 Times Inmates Got Prison Guards Pregnant And Vice Versa appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-03 07:00:00



10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (11/2/18)  

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we've decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant, unusual, or just plain old mind-blowing stories each week. This was a week in which hate seemed to go horribly mainstream in American society. It began with the arrest of […] The post 10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (11/2/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-02 07:00:00



Top 10 Exceptionally Strange Fossils From Extinct Species  

The majority of Earth’s species are long gone. Even so, most people remain fascinated by such creatures, especially the really weird ones. In recent years, several unique fossils have surfaced. They brought new surprises in animal behavior, looks, and evolution. Some were just plain bizarre, while others, millions of years old, gave first-time looks at […] The post Top 10 Exceptionally Strange Fossils From Extinct Species appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-02 07:00:00



10 Magic Tricks That Are Still Unexplained  

Magic tricks have been tools of entertainment for centuries, awing children and adults alike with pure showmanship and excitement. Sitting in the crowd and witnessing one of these stunts can be an amazing experience. Most of the time, regular folks have no idea how the trick behind the illusion works. But we all know it’s […] The post 10 Magic Tricks That Are Still Unexplained appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-02 07:00:00



10 Facts About Suicide And Their Implications  

Suicide is a tragic event as well as a subject of intense, often heated debate when it comes to a person's right to take his own life. The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said about suicide, "They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious […] The post 10 Facts About Suicide And Their Implications appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-01 07:00:00



10 People Who Secretly Lived In Other People’s Houses  

The thought of having a stranger secretly living in your home sounds like the stuff of nightmares and horror movies. Some people have found unwelcome guests living in their homes, though. Most of these interlopers live in attics, although they will sometimes occupy the basements or closets or even live under the house. Some lived […] The post 10 People Who Secretly Lived In Other People’s Houses appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-01 07:00:00



10 Wildest Filibusters In History  

“Filibuster.” The word sounds like the name of some sort of nasty sea creature from medieval times. But it actually comes from the 18th-century word flibustier, which was used to describe vicious pirates who attacked Spanish colonies. A filibuster is a political strategy that takes advantage of a rule in the US Senate that allows […] The post 10 Wildest Filibusters In History appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-11-01 07:00:00



10 Unique Halloween Traditions From Around The World  

For most in the United States, October 31 is associated with trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, and dressing up in creepy costumes. Halloween is big business in the United States and is the second-largest commercial holiday, lagging just behind Christmas.[1] These Halloween traditions are not universal, though. Many countries have their own unique ways of celebrating this […] The post 10 Unique Halloween Traditions From Around The World appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-31 07:00:00



10 Crazy Attempts To Turn Humans Into Suicide Weapons  

Suicide bombing is synonymous with terrorists today, but that hasn’t always been the case. It used to be the mainstay of standing armies and was extensively used by the Axis powers during World War II. The kamikaze of Japan are a well-known example. Japanese pilots were trained to ram their airplanes into Allied ships. Other […] The post 10 Crazy Attempts To Turn Humans Into Suicide Weapons appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-31 07:00:00



10 Entrances To Hell Right Here On Earth  

In modern times, Hell is often seen as an abstract concept, even for believers. However, throughout history, Hell was often considered a concrete place, usually contained within the center of the Earth. Archaeological anomalies were often explained in supernatural terms. In the absence of scientific explanation, it is easy to see why so many sites […] The post 10 Entrances To Hell Right Here On Earth appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-31 07:00:00



10 Dark Facts About Robert Pickton, The Pig Farmer Killer  

The date is February 6, 2002, and police are descending upon a pig farm in British Columbia to execute a search warrant for illegal firearms. What they were about to uncover would go down in a tale so horrifying, bizarre, strange, and macabre that it would be the stuff of films and nightmares—but this was […] The post 10 Dark Facts About Robert Pickton, The Pig Farmer Killer appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-30 07:00:00



10 Strange Things About The Westboro Baptist Church  

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) “arguably the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America.”[1] They became notorious for their protests of military funerals and their message, "God Hates America." An Internet Explorer search for “God Hates Fags” takes you directly to Westboro's web page. The WBC does more […] The post 10 Strange Things About The Westboro Baptist Church appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-30 07:00:00



10 Pieces Of Evidence Pointing To Oswald As JFK’s Killer  

This November marks 55 years since President John F. Kennedy (JFK) was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. Just seconds after the fatal headshot, a crowd of horrified spectators scrambled up Dealey Plaza's now-famous grassy knoll in search of a shooter. Then as now, the idea that the murderer was a lone […] The post 10 Pieces Of Evidence Pointing To Oswald As JFK’s Killer appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-30 07:00:00



10 Most Unexpected Plane-Related Incidents To Happen In Recent Times  

Air travel is a convenient and affordable means of transportation. Airlines, not to mention the flight crew, do everything in their power to make sure their customers have a pleasant experience, no matter what their budget. Yet, nobody's perfect. Airlines can make some hilarious mistakes, from painting a glaringly obvious misspelling on the side of […] The post 10 Most Unexpected Plane-Related Incidents To Happen In Recent Times appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-29 07:00:00



Top 10 Genetic Feats And Finds Made By Chinese Scientists  

China is a powerhouse that thrives on progress. One multipurpose field seeing great strides from this country is genetics. In recent years, China’s studies have included many world firsts and incredible medical advances. There exists a strange side, too. Scientists are creating things never seen in nature, rewriting the rules on reproduction, and keeping the […] The post Top 10 Genetic Feats And Finds Made By Chinese Scientists appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-29 07:00:00



10 People Killed By Their Dogs  

Dogs are man's best friends. Agreed! They are faithful, loyal, and reliable. Sometimes, though, things could go the opposite route and these same animals will turn against their owners, mauling them to death. Although it’s sickening to think about, some dogs will even eat the remains of their owners. The killings are usually gory and […] The post 10 People Killed By Their Dogs appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-29 07:00:00



10 Mind-Blowing Things Black Holes Do (Other Than Suck)  

We all know that black holes gobble matter up like nothing else in the universe. But science has revealed an unbelievable arsenal of tricks in the black holes’ playbook. From nearly achieving impossible-sounding speeds to self-harming and even a bit of banditry, these celestial objects are a lot more versatile than we give them credit […] The post 10 Mind-Blowing Things Black Holes Do (Other Than Suck) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-28 07:00:00



10 Evolutionary Advantages Of Seemingly Weird Body Functions  

The human body is a marvel of evolutionary engineering, seemingly equipped to counter every roadblock nature dares to throw our way. Most of our body functions have gone through millennia of trial and error to be like they are, but we're not here to talk about them. We're more interested in the weird functions that […] The post 10 Evolutionary Advantages Of Seemingly Weird Body Functions appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-28 07:00:00



10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (10/28/18)  

If the news of the week has got you down, this list will do its best to cheer you up. Here we only talk about stories that will lift your spirits because they are positive, amusing, or inspirational. If you prefer to learn about the stranger goings-on of the week, click here to read the […] The post 10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (10/28/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-28 07:00:00



10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (10/27/18)  

Another seven days have passed, which means that it is time, once again, to look at some of the bizarre stories that occurred over the last week. If you want to read up on the important stuff, click here. Otherwise, read on for some of the weird, wild stuff. This week, we have quite a […] The post 10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (10/27/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-27 07:00:00



10 Strange But Wonderful Monuments From Around The World  

Almost every town has monuments of some sort—war memorials, statues of people long dead, or pieces of art commissioned to celebrate a momentous national occasion, for example. Sometimes we recognize the names on them. Often we do not. Most of these monuments have become part of the scenery; we walk past them and barely even […] The post 10 Strange But Wonderful Monuments From Around The World appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-27 07:00:00



10 Facts About The 11-Year-Old Serial Killer Mary Bell  

To most of us who live normal, everyday lives, murder is a striking human behavior, an anomaly that stops us in our tracks and makes us question the nature of humanity—and ourselves. Who are we? To those of us in the civilized world, murder seems to be completely out of the ordinary, especially when the […] The post 10 Facts About The 11-Year-Old Serial Killer Mary Bell appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-27 07:00:00



10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (10/26/2018)  

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we've decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant, unusual, or just plain old mind-blowing stories each week. This column's recent pledge to not cover US politics until after the midterms was sorely tested this week, not least thanks […] The post 10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (10/26/2018) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-26 07:00:00



15 Strange Myths And Facts About Migratory Birds  

Birds have always migrated, but humans haven’t always completely understood what was going on. We could certainly see the massive flocks journeying across the skies, but it was anyone’s guess as to why. Not surprisingly, some remarkable ideas and stories about migrating birds have come about through the ages. These erroneous beliefs were largely based […] The post 15 Strange Myths And Facts About Migratory Birds appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-26 07:00:00



Top 10 New Mysteries And Insights From Unusual Ancient Skeletons  

Mummies are not just from Egypt. Sometimes, they surface in places like New York and bring plenty of oddities along for archaeologists to chew on. Elsewhere in the world, cemeteries reveal unique glimpses into the fears of ravaged communities or set straight long-held historical misconceptions. A few recent graves also turned up things never before […] The post Top 10 New Mysteries And Insights From Unusual Ancient Skeletons appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-26 07:00:00



10 Surprising Colonial Enterprises That Unsurprisingly Ended In Failure  

How hard can it be to build a colonial empire? You jump on a boat, make friends with the natives (then butcher them into compliance), build a few houses, plant a few seeds, add water, and bingo! You have your very own USA, complete with Disneyland, Apple, and McDonald’s. As easy as it seems, it […] The post 10 Surprising Colonial Enterprises That Unsurprisingly Ended In Failure appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-25 07:00:00



10 Weirdest Exorcism Stories  

Stories of exorcisms have long captured the fear of the public. While generally associated with the Catholic Church, such accounts have existed since Mesopotamian times. From movies like The Exorcist and countless horror novels on the subject, it is clear that these demonic stories still hold sway over the general public's imagination. Demons and possessions […] The post 10 Weirdest Exorcism Stories appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-25 07:00:00



10 Murder Mysteries That Went Unsolved For Years  

Death can be painful enough to deal with on its own, but a murder can compound the suffering for the family. For some, years and years without answers guarantees that the wounds caused by this hardship never heal. Sometimes, detective work is a waiting game—for breakthroughs in technology or that one witness to come forward […] The post 10 Murder Mysteries That Went Unsolved For Years appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-25 07:00:00



10 Grisly Ancient Massacres  

Disturbingly enough, massacres have been committed throughout human history and across the world. Evidence of this can be found during archaeological excavations as mass graves are sometimes well-preserved. Ancient texts can also provide detailed information on past atrocities. Together, this shows the dark side of human nature and the horrors that may result from it. […] The post 10 Grisly Ancient Massacres appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-24 07:00:00



10 Psychological Experiments That Will Blow Your Mind  

The study of the human mind is fascinating. Understanding why we behave in the way we do could be the key to unleashing the full potential of the human race. So it is inevitable, perhaps, that researchers push at the boundaries of acceptability when devising psychological experiments. Sometimes though, they go too far, and their […] The post 10 Psychological Experiments That Will Blow Your Mind appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-24 07:00:00



10 Horror Movies On Netflix That Don’t Suck  

Halloween is approaching rapidly, which means you need to get all of your scary movies in before December hits. (Then it’s time to start binge-watching Christmas movies). So raid your video cabinet, hit up some midnight showings, and check Netflix. Not so keen on that last option? This list details ten movies that can all […] The post 10 Horror Movies On Netflix That Don’t Suck appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-24 07:00:00



10 Really Surprising Facts About Ancient Warfare  

Archaeologists have uncovered so many facets of ancient society, but some of the most fascinating—and potentially repugnant—are the methods that our ancestors used to battle each other. Throughout history, mankind has engaged in one war after another. It seems like nothing could be left to amaze us. And yet, the following discoveries reveal secret, surprising […] The post 10 Really Surprising Facts About Ancient Warfare appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-23 07:00:00



10 Child Stars Who Ruined Their Lives  

Many children dream of being famous singers or movie or TV actors. But the harsh reality of having your name in lights at such a young age is nothing like the dream. Some kids just can’t handle stardom. As these 10 stories of well-known child stars show, the riches and fame can lead kids down […] The post 10 Child Stars Who Ruined Their Lives appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-23 07:00:00



10 Sights Visible In The Southern Sky With The Naked Eye  

With only 12 percent of the world’s population living south of the Equator,[1] the jewels in the southern night sky can stay half-secret. Some stars, constellations, and even galaxies remain hidden from the sight of stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere, and their stories are unknown. Even better, many of these southern sights can be viewed […] The post 10 Sights Visible In The Southern Sky With The Naked Eye appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-23 07:00:00



10 Times Directors Went Too Far On Set  

Making movies is an art form that takes a ruthless and creative mind to oversee. To make sure it all comes together correctly for an enjoyable experience for the audience is left up to one position on set. The director controls all the film’s artistic and dramatic aspects. This is the person who visualizes the […] The post 10 Times Directors Went Too Far On Set appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-22 07:00:00



10 Creepy Items That Are Really Expensive  

Most of us are probably already aware that some people out there spend thousands of dollars for the craziest things. But these items take the cake—with lots of money spent on things that are allegedly haunted, cursed, or linked to crazy deaths or happenings. Some are just incredibly creepy looking. It’s unclear why some people […] The post 10 Creepy Items That Are Really Expensive appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-22 07:00:00



10 Strange Societies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of  

Organizations are often a way for like-minded individuals to get together and discuss the topics which interest them. They may also begin with loftier goals, and they may even work toward them to the benefit of others. Or these groups may end up as little more than social clubs for their members. Sometimes, these societies […] The post 10 Strange Societies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-22 07:00:00



10 Prehistoric Graves And Their Findings  

Whether they died yesterday or 40,000 years ago, the dead can often tell us as much—if not more—about ourselves as the living. For most of human history, we generally accepted religious explanations for the roots of mankind. It wasn't until the advent of modern archaeology and carbon dating that we started to paint a clearer […] The post 10 Prehistoric Graves And Their Findings appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-21 07:00:00



Top 10 Real-Life Giants From History  

Giants are regular characters in fairy tales and folklore. However, there were real-life giants that once lived here on Earth. They were exceptionally tall with heavy weights and voracious appetites to match. In most instances, they end up with life-threatening ailments as their bodies could no longer support their height and weight. Too often, they […] The post Top 10 Real-Life Giants From History appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-21 07:00:00



10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (10/21/18)  

If you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, we’ve got the solution. This list focuses only on positive, inspirational, and amusing stories from the last few days which ensure that you won’t end the week on a sour note. Click here if you also want to read up on the weird happenings in the […] The post 10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (10/21/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-21 07:00:00



10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (10/20/18)  

It’s Saturday, which is the perfect opportunity to wind down and catch up on some of the biggest stories of the week. You can find out about the mind-blowing things that happened here. Otherwise, read on for a list that focuses on strange and unique news items. This was quite a week for stories involving […] The post 10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (10/20/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-20 07:00:00



10 Most Intriguing Atmospheric Events That Could Happen Near You  

Atmospheric phenomena occur constantly and in many forms. From rain to tornadoes, the phenomena generated in the layers of air around and above us often affect our lives, whether for good or for bad. However, there are some atmospheric events that remain hidden for most people, being so exceptional that even science struggles to explain […] The post 10 Most Intriguing Atmospheric Events That Could Happen Near You appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-20 07:00:00



10 Unconventional Types Of Tourism  

When we think of a tourist, we generally envision people wearing large hats and moving around in open-top buses with cameras hanging off their necks. Or they could just be sunbathing on the beaches in their bikinis and shorts. But there’s more to travel than just that. As we are about to find out, there […] The post 10 Unconventional Types Of Tourism appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-20 07:00:00



10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (10/19/18)  

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we've decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant, unusual, or just plain old mind-blowing stories each week. This week, we'll be continuing our brand-new policy of completely ignoring the dumpster fire that is US politics in favor of […] The post 10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (10/19/18) appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-19 07:00:00



Top 10 Amazing Recent Revelations About Neanderthals  

Neanderthals are our nearest extinct family. This link keeps Neanderthals a hot research topic. Fresh finds include the dangers they faced, skills that helped them to survive for millennia, why they looked so different, and how Neanderthals possibly saved humans from extinction. There remains a lot that researchers want to know. This desire has spawned […] The post Top 10 Amazing Recent Revelations About Neanderthals appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-19 07:00:00



10 Extraordinary Dogs That Saved Lives  

Mankind has formed a special bond with dogs ever since we've been able to train them to do various tasks. Hunting, guarding, and herding were some of the most popular uses for dogs throughout history. Today, we use them to catch fleeing criminals, find hidden drugs, and be our loyal companions. The following stories recount […] The post 10 Extraordinary Dogs That Saved Lives appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-19 07:00:00



10 Strange Things That Happened When A Celeb Died Without A Will  

When people with the notoriety and fortunes of celebrities and beloved icons die, it is expected that they have their ducks in a row and have a will to distribute their property and assets. However, this is not the case for many celebrities. Whether they were young like Heath Ledger (and maybe felt as though […] The post 10 Strange Things That Happened When A Celeb Died Without A Will appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-18 07:00:00



10 Serial Killers Of The Old West  

Serial killers are hardly a phenomenon confined to the 20th and 21st centuries. Many periods of history have been witness to serial murders of their own. The Old West was a well-known time of lawlessness, so it's no surprise that there were many active serial killers stalking the prairies and deserts of North America. Whether […] The post 10 Serial Killers Of The Old West appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-18 07:00:00



Top 10 Professional Child Hit Men  

It may sound hard to believe, but children become hit men, too. Like adults, all they need is to be trained. Child assassins are usually very effective at their jobs, killing tens of victims before they are caught or assassinated themselves. Their startling effectiveness shouldn’t be too surprising, if you think about it. Childhood is […] The post Top 10 Professional Child Hit Men appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-18 07:00:00



10 Bizarre Things Criminals Did To Evade The Police  

Criminals will do anything to get away with their sinister deeds. After all, nobody wants to go to prison. While some criminals go about evading the authorities with conventional methods, others choose to do so in a creative way. Most of the time, however, there is a difference between a split-second decision and poor judgement. […] The post 10 Bizarre Things Criminals Did To Evade The Police appeared first on Listverse.

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2018-10-17 07:00:00





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